If you aren’t willing to make the trip abroad, the UK is home to some of the best venues across Europe.

Although you aren’t promised the sunshine of Portugal or Spain, some magnificent layouts across the UK will often find you forgetting the weather and marvelling at the brilliance of the course designs.

With variety between both links and parkland, there is a wide range of places to stay and play golf based on your preference.

From Ryder Cup venues to European Tour venues, there are plenty of fantastic courses on offer.

And in addition to the wonderful golf courses, there are some incredible 5* hotels to match to help complete a relaxing few days away.

It may not spring to mind as your first place to take a trip for a few days, but the UK has a number of places that will leave you pleasantly surprised and desperate to book another getaway.


Murrayshall Golf and Hotel Review

Investment under new ownership in recent years has raised the bar at Murrayshall near Perth both on and off the course. We went to take a look...

Craigielaw is blessed not just with a fine, modern links but also its own golfer-friendly accommodation. Rob Smith takes a look

Dudsbury Stay and Play Review

Rob Smith recharges his batteries with a relaxing stay and round of golf at this friendly hotel near Bournemouth

Golfers living in or visiting the UK&I can never run out of new and exciting courses to play. Rob Smith looks at some of the best golf destinations in the…

Jeremy Ellwood heads to the south-eastern outskirts of Leeds to sample the grand Georgian hotel and golf courses at Oulton Hall

Jeremy Ellwood enjoys a not-to-be-missed stay and play golf break on the magnificent Leeds Castle estate near Maidstone in Kent

Jeremy Ellwood heads to the famous Oxfordshire town of Henley-on-Thames to enjoy a stay-and-play golfing break at Badgemore Park

Situated right in the centre of England’s golf coast, Formby is perfectly located for other top courses as well as a destination in its own right.